MENDIP VIEW, MANOR FARM, HENTON, WELLS, BA5 1PD
Wells & Wedmore - both around 4 miles, Glastonbury 6 miles, Bristol 23 miles and Bath 24 miles.
Mendip View is a superb, virtually new home, in a beautiful, quiet setting midway between Wells and Wedmore and which enjoys great privacy and stunning views.
The house is based on a rustic, rural design which has resulted in a fabulous property which is truly unique and individual whilst settling seamlessly into a countryside setting.
The accommodation of towards 3,000 sq.ft. has enormous style and character and provides wonderful living space supported by plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. It incorporates a hall, cloakroom, utility room and an open plan 55ft. room, of double height, providing kitchen-dining - living areas. In addition, there are an inner hall, 4 bedrooms (one currently used as a snug), 3 en suite shower rooms, a family bathroom and a study which is equally suitable as a 5th bedroom.
Outside are grounds of around an acre with an impressive triple garage block which provides scope for further accommodation.
Henton is a small, friendly hamlet midway between the small Cathedral City of Wells and the quintessential “English village’’ of Wedmore. Both centres, together with outlying villages, provide a wide range of amenities.
Wells and Wedmore are linked by the B3139, and Mendip View has access onto this road whilst standing well away from it in a quiet peaceful setting beyond Manor Farm and a cluster of other houses.
Close by are access points to a network of footpaths which give immediate access to the beautiful surrounding countryside to all sides and to Wells, Wedmore and many other villages.
The house cannot be seen from any road.
Mendip View is approached past Manor Farm with the drive leading to the entrance gateway opening to a large, gravelled parking area.
The house, being within the framework of a substantial rural barn, has larch cladding which retains the original character. It has been designed and constructed to high standards which are apparent on viewing and which, combined with the high spec., result in the excellent EPC rating.
The building corporates large windows, bi-folding doors and these with the generous proportions, flood the house with sunlight and maximise the views and environment.
The accommodation is extremely well-appointed and finished with details including oak flooring, internal doors, staircase and balcony. The bespoke kitchen from Terence Ball is of a high standard as are the appliances. Likewise, the bathrooms are well fitted and equipped.
The central heating is underfloor, both ground and first floor, from the air source heat pump and PV panels.
It’s simply a home which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
The front door opens to a hall with a cloaks cupboard and a cloakroom. There’s also a door into the utility room which is neatly tucked away and has a sink, cupboard units and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Double doors open to a closet housing the cylinder and other plant.
The “living area” is over 54ft., has double room height and a triple aspect. There are 5 bi-folding doors opening to the garden and there are large windows above each door.
There are 3 living spaces, kitchen, dining & sitting room, each towards 20ft. x 20 ft.
The kitchen is handsomely fitted with an extensive range of units including pull out unis and drawers plus an island. The 2 bowl sink has a Qooker tap which provides boiling water.
Appliances include 2 single ovens (retractable doors), a hob with a pop-up extractor fan, fridge, freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher.
A wide inner hallway has a side door to the garden with a gently rising terrace for ease of access. In the hall is a store closet and 2 bedroom suites. Each having a luxurious en suite shower room and one with a walk-in closet. One bedroom is currently used as a snug and is suitable for either use.
A staircase with oak treads and a glass balustrade rises from the hall to the first floor balcony which also has a glass panel balustrade. This gallery has lovely views and is an ideal quiet reading area.
On this floor is a third bedroom suite, again with a closet and en suite shower room. There’s a fourth bedroom, a study, suitable as a 5th bedroom, and the bathroom which has a bath and a shower.
The triple garage block has power and scope for all or part to be used as other forms of accommodation in required.
The grounds total around an acre with terracing close to the house and lawns beyond. The small River Axe (little more than a brook) crosses the property and a bridge leads to a small wildflower meadow which would also be ideal as an orchard.
Close to the house is an enclosed yard containing the air source exchanger unit, and bins.
Freehold. Mains electric, drainage and water. Air source heat pump for heating (underfloor) and hot water – time and temperature zone control. Solar photovoltaic panels. Rated high performance triple glazing. EPC rating 81 Band (B). Council Tax Band G. Local Authority - Mendip District Council 0300 3038588 mendip.gov.uk
From Wells follow signs for Cheddar A371 and on the outskirts of Wells turn left onto the B3139 to Wedmore. Follow this road into the village of Henton and the property can be found on the right hand side set behind Manor Farm and approached via a private drive (immediately after Manor Farm) serving a total of three properties including Mendip View and leading into a private driveway.
Wells -the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy.
The Saxon village of Wedmore is a delightful and extremely active centre and in many ways is an archetype of an English village. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn, a general store/newsagent, post office, butchers, chemist, various other interesting shops, plus pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. There is a wide range of cultural and sporting clubs and societies. Swimming pools at both Cheddar & Wells; Sailing & Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Badgworth Equestrian Centre: Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; Floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts; Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Green;, Football and Cricket clubs.
Other centres and schools
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wedmore First School, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Hugh Sexeys Middle School, Kings of Wessex Upper School, Sidcot, All Hallows and Millfield .
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